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Qwirkle Rules

Qwirkle is a great color and shape matching game for kids of all ages. The objective is for players to create and build upon lines based on the same color or shape. 

Qwirkle Rules- Starting Out

Each player should reach into a mixed bag that contains all of the marked tiles. Every player should then pick six tiles apiece and keep them hidden from the other players. Before starting gameplay, each player must count the greatest number of tiles that have either color or shape in common. This is the number that will be announced to the other players; the player with the highest number starts the game and uses those tiles to start gameplay. If there is a tie, the oldest player plays his tiles first. Gameplay continues in the clockwise direction.

Your Turn

When your turn arrives, you have several options. You can add one tile that matches a color or shape to a line on the board and pick a new tile from the bag. If possible, you may add two or more tiles to the same line on the board. In this case, you pick new tiles from the bag until you have six tiles in your hand. Instead of these two options, you may also trade one or more tiles from your hand with the same amount from the bag.

Qwirkle Rules – Lines and Points

Each line can only contain one of each color and one of each shape, and every line must have either its color or shape in common. If you create a line, you get one point for every tile in the line. You get two points for a tile that is included in two lines. By completing a Qwirkle, or a line of 6 matching tiles, you get six extra points. Complete the game by using all of your tiles. When there are no more to pick from the bag, the player who would have drawn a tile gets a six point bonus, ending the game.

Add up each player’s scores and the highest scoring player is the winner. 


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